High School Musical 3 trailer! Plus Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are” Update…

After being pushed back two or three times and the release date finally confirmed for October 24, the trailer for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, has finally hit the internets. I gotta say, looks pretty good, or as good as any High School Musical 3 movie could be. The production values are obviously way up, Zac Efron has obviously spent some time at the gym, and you can even tell from some more complicated and experience camera-work that the director, who was the same for the second one, is becoming better. Who knows? Maybe this one will actually be good. Probably hoping for too much, but you never know. I’ll go see it regardless, cannot wait. Also there are apparently ten new songs, so that’ll be nice, upping the ante from the previous one.

And for those of you who have been following my chronicling of the debacle between Spike Jonze’s version of “Where the Wild Things Are” and the evil studio, here’s a little updataroonie. Apparently the screening version caused several kids to cry in terror and flee the theatre because it was so intense. And reports are also circulating that the protagonist is an unlikeable selfish bastard with whom nobody can identify. This is both a relief and a disappointment to me – I’m disappointed because it looks like now that Spike Jonze is working on re-doing the movie with the studio (and if you read the article the studio assures the public that they are in no way considering dropping Jonze from the project after the disastrous screenings), we will never get to see the possible incredibly brilliant original. I’m relived, though, because the rumors that another director was being signed on to do massive re-shoots seem to be untrue, at least for now. But companies’ publicity campaigns will say absolutely anything to push their movie. They claimed Hitman was always meant to be rated R, but then we saw the final product and what little bloodletting there actually was.

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One Response to “High School Musical 3 trailer! Plus Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are” Update…”

  1. yeah, zac really has buffed up. i hope hsm 3 would be something memorable especially that this will be the final sequel…

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